INDIANAPOLIS — Former Colts general manager Bill Polian is making the rounds today at the NFL Scouting Combine. He wouldnt venture into a discussion about which player the Chiefs should select with the No. 1 overall pick in this years NFL Draft.
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star
Ask Andy, he said, referring to new Chiefs coach Andy Reid. They know their personnel far better than I do and they know what they need.
But Polian, who ran the Colts draft in 1998 when they selected Peyton Manning with the first pick, was clear on what the Chiefs shouldnt do: force the need for a quarterback. Like many assessing this years draft, Polian said theres not a quarterback worthy of being the No. 1 selection.
Just because theres not a quarterback that everybody now doesnt think is worth the No. 1 pick doesnt mean you cant get a quarterback, Polian said. Nobody thought Russell Wilson was worth a third-round pick except a couple of us. He turned out to be a pretty good quarterback.
You always go for the best player. Its foolish to go for need and Andy wont do that.
When Reid coached in Philadelphia, the Eagles found quarterbacks after the first round who eventually became starters, including Kevin Kolb and Nick Foles.
Nobody develops quarterbacks better than Andy Reid, Polian said. So rest assured youve got the right guy. Whatever decision he makes will be the right one. Hell find a quarterback. It doesnt need to be the first guy in the draft.